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dirty dishes behind. ryan's aides say they just wanted to highlight volunteerism and local charity. both sides are weather looking for ways to cast tonight's debate aa win in the days ahead, trying to amplify their message, particularly in the crucial battleground of ohio. former secretary of state condoleezza rice will be there for mitt romney this week, as well as bill clinton and bruce springsteen, brian, for the president. >> peter alexander starting off our coverage tonight. peter, thanks. and now to our political team, starting with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, also on the ground of the campus of hofstra university tonight. chuck, earlier today you said you could make an argument that we're now entering the most important single 36-hour period of this campaign thus far. give us a viewer's guide to tonight? >> well, i know that we can be accused of overhyping the moment. this is one of those times we're not overhyping. this is the moment. this is the time you can see this campaign shift. it is not in cement, if you will. let me tell you what
offenders to the county level, when who struggled with drugs and addiction. local governments are trying to break a cycle that kept state and local facilities crowded for years. >> some problems with sam brock and that story regarding -- sorry for that. we have a problem -- we'll get back to sam brock with that story. we have technical stories. >>> new information reveals that cell phone smuggling is a big problem in california's prisons. the report showed that some phones come from guards and other prison workers. 20 workers have been fired for that offense. one female prison work accused of bearing a inmate's child quit rather than undergo a test. others were caught sending nude photos or love letters on the phones. while romance is a motivating factor, the real motivator is cash. prisoners pay up to $1,000 for each phone. inmates use phones to rung street gangs and other organized crime. 4,000 bucks for a strip club using public funds. leaders of the port of oakland are on the the hot seem. maritime operations direct james kwan racked up a $4500 bill at a houston strip club back in 20
along the way this evening, a local television anchorwoman gets an e-mail from a viewer saying she's too heavy. then she goes on the air to take it on directly. we'll show you what happened. >>> and later, something's missing from the lone star state these days. why texas may never really sound the same. >>> the folks joining us tonight from lacrosse, wisconsin already know a lot about this next story. and now tonight, millions of others across america are about to find out about it. a viewer of a local station there sent an e-mail to an anchorwoman. the e-mail said she was too heavy. she didn't like it, she did something about it, she went on television and took it on directly. nbc's anne thompson picks up the story. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: most of jennifer livingston's viewers already know that. for a dozen years she's anchored the morning news at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. but today she chose to talk about herself. responding to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight. >> i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't impr
like this, engaged in the mundane task of nurturing local government. afghan national police now man this lookout over a small southern village, while their u.s. green beret advisers work with local leaders on civic improvement. >> once the afghans can take care of themselves and they're self-sustainable, they're telling the negatives, we don't want you here. we don't need you here. >> reporter: the plan is to train afghans to secure themselves by 2014. but u.s. commanders want assurances that until then, afghans will guard their back. >> it's their leadership that has to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that country
. at the local fall festival this year, the talk was more pipeline than pumpkin rolls. one family sold the drilling rights to the family's struggling evergreen nursery for more than five million. they spent money on a cruise for the grandkids and said the money has not changed them. >> we just get the opportunity to share and give to the community. we're very blessed, very blessed. >> reporter: because in eastern ohio, even the rich still need their apple butter. cnbc, ohio. >>> and up next tonight, the american institution you will no longer be able to hold in your hands. >>> the so-called lava lake inside the top of the kilauea volcano in hawaii is running very high right now with the level rising in the giant vent there in the top. it is within at least a 100 feet of the rim. the whole mountain top continues to expand and move there. it is wild there, it has been active since 2008. now it will be wild in the skies for the next couple of nights. and some folks in the san francisco bay area got a spectacular preview last night with a large meteor streaking across the sky. the shower h
at the national weather service so far. look at the rainfall, we're up from last night. locally a foot in new jersey. the biggest difference this year is stream flows across pennsylvania and new york are much lower so we may save a few from flooding but it's inevitable that we will sigh flash flooding in many, many places. and crippling snowfall in parts of virginia. all of these elements coming together for massive power outages, some 60 mill brion peo affected, we are iing 10 million to lose power from this megastorm. >> some remarkable numbers there, jim, thank you. all day sandy has been lashing north carolina's outer banks. julie martin is in nags head for us tonight. julie? >> reporter: we have been taking a beating all day long here along the outer banks, the tropical storm force wind gusts started around midnight and they really haven't let up, that plus the stinging rain showers coming in has made for a miserable existence all along the outer banks, and sandy is well offshore a couple of hundred miles is a testment to the size and strength of this storm. many are chosen to stay and r
power and billions in damage. >>> federal, state and local resources will be pouring into the most affected areas as high winds and flooding continues into today. and with one week before americans fix their next president, thepossibility that the storm could impact a hugely important jobs report. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, it was everything we feared, and it's not over yet. sandy has claimed at least 16 lives, left more than 7 million without power, caused massive flooding and paralyzed cities and towns all across the northeast. it is no longer a hurricane, but it is a disaster. take a look at this brand new video as the roof of a shed is completely ripped away. this was during the height of the storm as it barreled into point pleasant beach, new jersey. that's one of the many spots along the jersey shore waking up to a mess this morning. >>> first, more amazing video. from water the fire, 50 homes are destroyed as flames tore through breezy point section of new york city. firefighters were unable to use water from hydrant
. they asked all contractors and property owners to secure local sites. we have more incredible pictures to show you. a surveillance camera capturing water. this is the park. this is water gushing through the streets and three paths from the train station from hoboken, new jersey and other train administrati stations in new jersey and new york are closed. >>> some of the boards here are destroyed. piles of debris everywhere. in baltimore, maryland, along the waterfront at the inner harbor, superstorm sandy left it covered in water. drivers could not use the road until just about two hours ago. they had to give time for the water there to recede. >>> we can tell you sandy dumping heavy snow on parts of west virginia. snowshoe is completely covered. more than a foot of snow hit hard by sandy. one woman, sadly, reported dead here as a result of a traffic accident. more than 128,000 people in west virginia remain without power. >>> here is a look at the height of the superstorm as it rolled through point pleasant beach, new jersey last night. the surge came through like a raging river floodi
and accompanied to a local hospital with a giants' trainer and team doctor. he will undergee standard ct scan to check for bleeding, and it is likely he has a concussion, but he was doing well considering. from at&t park, amy gutierrez for nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. as for the opponents, the cardinals are truly an incredible story. came back from a 6-0 deficit last night against the washington nationals. beat the nats 9-7 and win the nlcs three games to to. and a home run in the game-winning hit for the cards. >> brian and the ownership group near san francisco has done a great job of setting a great foundation for what this organization is all about and the fan base has been phenomenal in their support, but it's a nice play to play and i definitely learned a lot of things. >> reporter: to it college gridiron. this one hotly contested. 17 stanford, 7, notre dame. into overtime an a notre dame score. stanford tries to punch it in. stopped. fourth and goal, for the game. is he stopped? does he keep going? over the line? the call on the field. a little misangle. is it a stop? the official
into tonight so we'll continue to track that for you. locally it's a whole other scenario. it's going to be very mild here today. temperatures in the 50s. as we head throughout this afternoon we're only expecting the 70s, and low 80s inland. we'll track what's happening with sandy as we progress through the morning. let's look at how your drive is shaping up with mike. >> definitely by comparison this is no sandy but it is an issue for the pans for the peninsula. the flashing light in the middle shows you construction pushing you over toward the right heading toward embarcaderembarc. notice the fog and low clouds. this will be the north bay and east bay approach i'm seeing fog affecting your drive as well. it's a very light, easy drive as far as the volume of traffic. no problems heading down to the south bay. just a little construction going on. we'll find that out and give you details coming up. but good news this morning. >>> we sure do because we're talking about winning in a sweep. after a postseason full of ups and downs the giants make the world series look easy beating the t
making landfall today just ahead. >>> and in local business news, apple absolutely startles the market with numbers that not a lot of people like. we'll take a look coming up. >>> and body image. why the tsa is taking security screening machines out of several major airports. we'll have that coming up. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> new this morning, the northeast gearing up for possible power outages as high winds, big waves making landfall further south along the florida coastline. hurricane sandy has officially touched down in the waters of south florida, giving fishermen really tough time. th
on this matter. local lawmakers are protesting this decision. they say the pipeline talks should not be hidden from public scrutiny. the judge says the suspension will allow a quicker settlement. eight people were killed and dozens of homes destroyed in the explosion on september 9th of 20 ten. >>> this is taking it to a new level. an australian man planning to jump from 23 miles up in the air to try to break the sound barrier. weather permitting -- actually right now this is on hold. his balloon has been delayed about an hour. they were going to take off about 5:00 local time. we're being told that will happen at 6:20 our time if the winds die down. he'll be wearing a specially made suit an he'll jump from 23 miles up. this is mind blowing. he's expected to reach speeds of 690 miles per hour. for reference, a boeing 747 typically cruises at a mere 565 miles per hour. now, if, if all goes well, he will land in new mexico ten minutes after he jumps. again, winds have delayed that. got to make sure the conditions are right. it should go off, scheduled for 6:20 local time. >> scary stuff. >>> cal
that on golden's main street filled with local merchants such as nancy taylor mason, registered independent, still undecided. not far away former ranch kid kelly condon jackson, an optometrist, bought this building for her office. amy rule, a lawyer, leans republican, but she's still not sure. john ellis is in big agriculture, the national western stock show. we gather them at the windy saddle, a homegrown coffee shop. nancy, the store owner, will be watching for specifics on the economy and social issues. >> what i'm seeing in small businesses is things are really beginning to come back but it's still really hard for people to get extended lines of credit, get funding to buy businesses. it's tough. and there isn't a candidate that represents all the things that i think are important. and that's probably not unusual, but it's much more apparent this year. >> reporter: amy struggles with social issues versus her family. >> i feel like i'm having to make a decision on the progress of my individual four-person family and moving them forward versus all of women's rights out there. and because i
morning. and i do think like we had this morning, patchy areas of locally thick fog in the north bay valleys. into san francisco, during the day tomorrow, we'll see partly cloudy skies. and some cooler temperatures, i think, especially for the coast and around the peninsula with bigger changes lurking as we get back to the workweek. we'll be about some showers showing up in the seven-day forecast. dia diane? >>> and coming up, it was not all smooth sailing. one of team usa's boats capsized. you might be surprised what happened at the end of the race. >>> they lived up to their reputation once again. the blue angels took to the bay. if you missed it today, you still have a chance to see them. we'll explain coming up in a live report. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us
is the local end? when will i know that you have reached a critical mass? one justice, does it vary from group to group or state to state? the lawyer from the university of texas says the school looks at all of the student's accomplishments. we want minorities from different backgrounds, he said. but that prompted justice kennedy, likely the critical vote, so what you're saying is that race counts above all. opponents of the affirmative action hope they strike it down, judging from the arguments today, they will scale it back possibly. >> pete williams for us tonight, in washington, thank you. >>> and for years, lance armstrong insisted he never cheated or doped as he won title after title in his sport. recently he stopped fighting and said he would no longer fight the charges by the u.s. anti-doping agency. and now, tonight, they have unveiled their case against him. our senior investigator correspondent lisa myers has a look at the body of evidence. >> reporter: banned for life and stripped of his tour de france victories, there he was this past two weekends the man once known for his stunni
con local contest. and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> a map discovered buried in the vault of a historical vote shows george washington's encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania, could have changed this country's history forever if it had fallen into the hands of the british. the map was rediscovered two years ago during a routine inventory after being donated to the society in the 1940s. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with a weather channel forecast. >> heat exhaustion in l.a.? >> they were out there so long they had to treat like 30 people for xaugs waiting for the shuttle. we didn't see gigantic rainfall amounts, about half inch in bellingham. that was round one. round two later today, now a few showers at the higher elevations. as i mentioned, get red dirks keep the umbrella handy, now we'll see a big storm system coming in right behind it. this next storm system will bring heavy rain as you go throughout the afternoon hours and then as we go throughout the evening. that
for local dispensaries? i'll have the reaction coming up. >>> i'm giving a thumb's up if you can see it. >> and vote of confidence. the first family and republican challengers gear up for the debate. why the showdown could be a game changer. >>> and this is bob redell. what's it like playing on the giants trying to hit one of those 100-mile-an-hour fastballs? we're going to give it a go coming up. >>> good luck. right now, we will give you a live look spanning over downtown san jose. christina loren says brace yourself. a smorgasbord on the weather front. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good tuesday morning. always a pleasure. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. new this morning, silicon valley is once again buzzing as the most valuable company gets ready to make another announcement. this news coming into the newsroom two hours ago. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew have ts the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the iphone 5 was announced last month. the distant past. the last time you paid the mortgage, it has been that long. apple sending out an invitation
vehicles, caused nine injuries, many of the locals blamed it on the recent drought. >>> if there is clear skies where you live, go outside saturday night and watch the orionid meteor shower, many could have spectacular colored trails, we put a viewer's guide on our website. and the new york times sports page has weighed in on the four-game sweep of the hometown team by the detroit tigersthey say when it mattered most, two hundred million could barely buy a hit. didn't matter that derek jeter broke his ankle, jeter will try to come back, a lot of fans hope that a-rod won't. >>> and a tender moment caught in kenya, a baby elephant was unable to get out of a deep hole. and after a stand-off with the nervous mother while rescue crews got a rope around it, pulling it out finally with the help of a land rover. at the end of it all it sprinted towards its mother and was reunited. >>> up next, coming out of retirement to make a difference. >>> our "making a difference" report tonight is about a group of retirees coming out of retirement and helping kids in some of the country's toughest schools.
for the first time in six years people living there are voting for new mayors and local council members. the palestinian authority seeks to boost the sagging popularity. the government is also hoping today's vote will send a message to rival hamas which controls part of the territory including the gaza strip. >>> in france, the country's highest earners will now have to pay more in taxes. we hear it here but in france it means something much different. parliament voted yesterday to raise taxes to 75% for people who earn more than a million dollars. they say the law would generate $273 million per year to help lower france's deficit. the tax hike is scheduled to last two years. >>> and one of the world's smallest countries is celebrating a royal wedding. the couldn't prince of luxembourg got married today exchanging vows with a countess from neighboring belgium. they attended the ceremony. in case you were wondering lux xem bourg is smaller than the state of rhode island. >>> still to come at 5:00, caring for your pet can be expensive but does having insurance make sense or is it a waste
wave tonight. tomorrow morning, a showery commute with afternoon thunderstorms, mostly over our local mountains. and then by wednesday, a few a.m. showers, finally getting that sunshine. but temperatures will be cool throughout the week. we still have more to talk about when it comes to that giants game. stick around for that forecast. right now, back to you guys. >> christina, thanks so much. we want to continue our storm coverage with arturo santiago who is live in san jose where they are getting a break from the showers. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, marla. and we are getting a little bit of a break here. we're right off highway 280. and we're getting some sunshine and a little bit of blue skies right now. 280 is drying up pretty much. but it has been a very cold and soaking wet morning for the bay area. the wind and the rain caused a variety of problems. drivers did have to travel on slick, wet roads and highways in the morning rush hour as the driving rain created hydroplane conditions and kept down speeds. commuters did have to splash through a good amount of s
, realty track's new election 2012 report finds 65% of local housing markets nationwide are worse off than four years ago. >>> more sobering data comes to us from the pew center which finds 35 to 44-year-olds are now the most worried about retirement. that is a stark contrast from just three years ago when generation x was the least concerned about retirement funds. >>> a new study ranks the nation's capital as the most affordable u.s. city. the study factors housing and transportation costs against median income. baltimore, philadelphia, minneapolis, and boston rounded out the top five. and finally, what does this guy have in common with brad pitt and george clooney? not as much as he thought. las vegas police are now looking for the 31-year-old southern california man they say he stole $1.6 million in high-value casino chips from the venetian resort this month. the problem with the ocean's 11esque heist, those high-denomination chips are virtually impossible to cash in undetected. >>> coming up next, the champions of the national league are headed to the world series, plus a painful body
the monkey is given a clean bill of health, he will be given a new home at a local animal facility. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> i'm kind of rooting for the monkey on that story. >> you know what, let him run around! he's having fun. >> just return him to the wild. there really is no wild habitat for monkeys in this country anymore, is there? >> no, unfortunately for him. >> good morning, everyone. down in cuba, it was not a pretty scene last night. hurricane sandy intensified right before landfall. santiago was right in the brunt of the eye. and the pictures out of there won't be pretty once they come out today. about 75% of jamaicans without power and even haiti. of course, that could be very prone to flash flooding and they're getting bands of heavy rain. even the dominican republic is, too. so, where is this storm heading next? it will be a problem likely for the mid-atlantic northward, paralleling the coastline around florida, but i really think n
on the nhl lockout and how it has the local electronics company making some last-minute changes. thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> the latest in line for the nhl lockout and still no deal. sharks fans are now waiting to find out how many more games could be canceled. they could get word today. the electronic arts has adapted the nhl '13 video game to reflect the lockout. many players have gone to the european league to play during the stoppage. >> that's pretty cool. art imitating life. >>> a san diego county kayaker has found a message in a bottle that floated 6,000 miles from australia. >> sandra pulled two bottles and inside messages written by two 10-year-old new zealand boys. one letter was intended to be a time capsule with the greeting "hello future." they were tossed out in may as part of a school project. >> the boys in new zealand must be excited as i. i haven't heard from them yet. >> how
to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. >> in new york city, water is already flooding battery park. the city could get the worst of the storm surge up to an 11 foot wall of water that could hit manhattan. mayor bloomberg is urging residents to listen to evacuation orders. >> on the coast and waterways have begun rising and are expecting to remain at higher levels for the next 24 hours. >> and here's a look at times square earlier this morning. a relative ghost town all because of sandy. mass transit and schools are closed. in addition to the evacuation in the big apple, also a number of other cities on the east coast. wall street shutdown for the first time since the september 11th attacks. it gives you an idea of how bad sandy is expected to be. sandy leaving a mark on parts of north carolina. these are pictures from curo beach 30 miles north of wilmington. rising tides flooded homes. as many as 50 million people are in that hurricane's path. >> let's get right to meteorologist christina loren
it is impacting flights at our three local airports. >>> switching gears now. tonight they are sleeping and you cannot blame them. bochy said his team celebrated the world series championship into the wee hours of the morning and got in a plane and got home and when they arrived there was a hero's welcome at the ballpark. the real celebration is wednesday morning during the parade in downtown san francisco. it goes from the foot of market street near the ferry building all the way up market. gene is live in san francisco where giants fever is still raging. >> reporter: a lot of people have it. and the buses full of tired giants players are gone. the world series victory celebration continues and tonight giants fans are soaking up every joyous moment. hundreds of giants fans erupt in cheers when the team rolls into at&t park. >> i want to take pictures with all of them. >> reporter: the world series champion didn't disappoint. sandoval ran towards the crowd showing off the trophy. >> they earned this. >> reporter: romo finished the victory lap impressive those from san francisco. >> i have never
localized by neighborhood. eric leu is from nixel. there is potential here to revolutionize the way people are police and the way police do their jobs because we're all carry computers in our pocket for the first time in history. >> absolutely. one of the tragedies is police budgets are just being flashed and there's more crime that's happening and they are completely overwhelmed. one of the great things about tip watch is you are engaging all of the community and adding this emthem to the police force. it's community policing is a very powerful thing. >> the idea of texting or tipping the police is not new. what makes nixle a valuable add? >> texting is new but one thing that we do that's special is we make the tipsters unanimous. there's a history of fear of speaking out for obvious reasons. at the end of the day what we do is protect them by unanimousizing all of that information. we create a black box and as it goes through this black box it scrambles all of the personal identifiable information but allows a conversation to be had between the police and the tipsters. >> how do you assu
with the mountain stars. local worthies paired with ballroom pros. did you go? >> i did not go to the last one. >> had a wedding so shoot, so he missed the chance to see stephanie teach those led foot td businessmen is fox trot, the tang o and so on. which means he also missed what happened that night. >> she coached a number of couples and in the process, she met a man named ron. >> ron, a local, married physical therapist. >> she started working with him and got to know him and saw how funny and animated he was and how that made her feel. she really did call it a true love moment. >> and he seemed to feel the same thing about her? >> oh, yeah, they really clicked together. >> oh, they did. oh, boy, did they ever and stephanie, dancing on air. her whole world upended. >> she didn't realize there could be love like that. >> the secret from her family, of course, but she told her friends she found her soul mate. >> it was almost odd how she told a number of us, i just want you to know i'm very happy. >> but joy and misery come in pairs sometimes. as thanksgiving approached, chaos took over. it
. they are often create jobs with so much infrastructure being damaged in the storm. a lot of state and local governments will likely have to put people to work over the next few weeks and months to fix things. raj? >> thank you, scott budman reporting from our news room. in about 20 minutes, we'll go live to new york for an update on the damage. and our political analyst will join us to talk about the impact to the presidential election. tonight at 10:00, a special primetime one-hour report on sandy's fury tonight at 10:00. >>> students protected from sexual harassment under a key federal law. but the investigatetive unit found some bay area principals may not know what it is. >>> and what we uncovered by looking at just the past two years of state records at funeral homes. >>> postage problems in the bay area. what you need to know to make sure your mail-in ballot counts. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury
was pronounced dead. an autopsy was conducted at a local funeral home. the cause of death, drowning. the medical examiner ruled it an accident. sveum was free to leave tortolla and return to jamestown, rhode island. he tried to settle back into his routine, running his dive shop. years later he would return to tortolla, but this time in handcuffs. >> coming up, called an accident, could that drowning have been deliberate? a dramatic re-enactment on tape of the day in the deep. >> we wanted to find out. >> when "dateline" ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> when we came home and looked at the phone and saw there were 12 messages, i immediately thought somebody died. >> colleen remembers the dayny lost their head master and friend. >> how did you take the news? >> i cried for three months in
. but the problem is not going away. in every one involved, from family members to those killed, to local motorists and commuters, are affected. >> they have it in my mind -- what they look like, what they're wearing. >> reporter: lasting images left in the mind of local engineer. >> they end up getting themselves killed. and there is nothing you can do. >> reporter: during his 30 year career, he has witnessed ten people dying on california tr k tracks. >> you never stop thinking of it. >> reporter: it is the reality at the helm of a job, on a train, and they're not the only one impacted. take this cal-train wreck, a man hit and killed by a 200 ton train, halting service for nearly an hour. the federal railroad administration tracks accidents happening on interstate rail lines. since 2004, nearly 900 people have died in california. about a 7th of those happening in the bay area. and this year, there were more deaths in california than in any other state in the nation. >> i think it has more to do with the relationship of the population to the train tracks. >> reporter: that is david raglan, from t
with rescue efforts. local chapters of the red cross also sending people out to the east coast to help out. >> to do what they can to help. as new video of sandy's aftermath comes into the newsroom, we'll bring it to you live throughout the morning both on air and online. we'll also bring you the latest on how the storm is impacting flights at three local airports. >>> moving to other news, much closer to home, the man accused of abducting and killing sierra lamar is due back in court today. there will be a hearing this afternoon although it's still unclear whether he'll waive his right to appear. garcia-torres is accused of abducting lamar back in march. prosecutors charging him with murder, even though the body of the teen airliager has never be found. >> we are learning more about the husband and wife charged with the death of a retired schoolteacher in hercules. prosecutors say the man and his wife robbed a k-mart in pinole before killing susie ko inside her home in hercules. prosecutors say the couple then stole ko's car and drove to washington state where they were arrested. darnell
they they believe the department is moving the right direction and will work to keep opd under local control. >> we don't know what form it will take. obviously i think that the chief's made progress. i don't want his work to be undermined. >> reporter: a federal hearing on this matter is scheduled for december 13. we understand the judge is expected to make a decision on the issue of receivership in december. again, the chief and the mayor believe that the department is on the right course, and they believe they still have time to prove that. reporting live in oakland, nbc bay area news. >> we will be watching closely. thank you. >>> new at 6:00 tonight, the mother accused of ditching her daughter during a grocery store shoplifting attempt is back in the south bay tonight. 38-year-old marcy keyland was arrested two days after driving away from a market hills supermarket where her 10-year-old daughter waited with a cartload of groceries which weren't paid for. keyland was found in reno with her 11-month-old son and a man who wasn't arrested. police concerned it her mental state were on the lookout
live coverage starting at 6:00. you can also tune in an hour early for your local and national news headlines and then of course again 11:00, we will have your complete debate wrap-up as well as tomorrow right here on nbc "today in the bay." >>> new this morning, firefighters racing to put out flames pouring out of a restaurant supply store on the peninsula. it happened at the old country restaurant supply on old county road and sherri street in san carlos about 12:30 this morning. witnesses say heavy smoke was coming out of the building. crews were able to get the flames under control in less than two hours. firefighters are now monitoring the building for hot spots. >>> a landmark decision in how the country views medical marijuana. the u.s. court of appeals in washington, d.c., hearing arguments on how the federal government classifies that drug. christie smith is live in oakland with the decision and how the decision could affect local medical marijuana dispensaries. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. well, medical marijuana advocates are getting their day in f
. president obama holed up in nevada brought pizzas to a local campaign office and worked the phones right there with the volunteers and he joked about his debate preparations. >> they're keeping any indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> in my view it's not winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. >> reporte governor romney appeared in denver. you can watch the debate. topic is domestic policy and moderator is jim lair. coverage begins at 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> a warning about a popular seafood. it's the details of a costco recall. >>> i'm jeff ranieri. temperatures holding onto the century mark in the east bay and starting to slowly climb on down into south bay right now with plenty of low 90s here across parts of san jose down to campbell. we'll have more on that full forecast in our seven-day in details on when major cooling will arrive in just a few minutes. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to g
involving about 30 local law enforcement agencies and they will be testing out a couple of drones to see how they do in real life situations. or simulations i should say. they cost about $50,000 to $100,000 each. the sheriff says he has looked into a federal grant that promotes community policing to see if that could pay for it here in alameda county. >> interesting concept. thank you, stephanie. >>> horrifying. absolutely horrifying. an antioch crossing card, her child, a parent all injured today by a driver police say was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. police say that driver plowed through the intersection near turner elementary school this morning. it hit a car and three people standing on the corner. the adults were severely injured. the child is expected to recover. the driver and passenger got out and ran. they're amazed that more people weren't hurt by this. >> i was walking to the light where the green thing is, and she saw me and she pushed the button and all of a sudden i hear and feel this right in front of my face. >> reporter: what did you see? >> the car hit them h
the federal government aktsed beyond its authority. barbara parker says they comply with state and local laws and pays its fair share of taxes. she said the suit was filed to protect the rights of legitimate medical marijuana cases. they and that the seizure be stopped and declared illegal. >>> it may be the fourth largest city in the bay area, but it's number one when it comes to the volume of high-tech startups per capita. we're talking about fremont, an east bay city with 217,000 people says it's booming with jobs on the way. stephanie trong is live in fremont. the city actually says there could be work opportunities not just for a few hundred but tens of thousands of people? >> reporter: that number is right. believe it or not after suffering two major blows in this warm springs area with s solyndra south of where we are and newme, we here about job possibilities. city leaders say it's not the proximity to 680 and 880 infrastructure and the fall silts atracking people as well as the fact b.a.r.t. may be here in 2015. the city could see upwards of 0 30,000 jobs in this area in the near fu
at what is being done to make sure they are safe. >> reporter: we found local railways spend millions every year to prevent the tragedies but despite those efforts, it is still happening. there is no easy solution to stopping. >> we'll stand right in front of the train and wait for you to come. >> reporter: it is a reality of the job for those at the helm of a train. >> once you see those there is basically nothing you can do. it's already too late. >> reporter: and not the only ones impacted. take this cal train crash back in may. a man walking along the rails in south san jose was hit and killed by a 200-ton train halting service for nearly an hour. the federal railroad administration tracks accidents happening on interstate rail lines. since 2004 nearly 900 people have died in california. about one-seventh of those happened in the bay area. the problem isn't just interstate rail lines. we looked at our local commuter rails. since 2004 more than 200 people have died. >> do you think it can ever be completely prevented? >> well, i don't know the answer to that. i would hope so. i wou
phone records back then and no records of local phone calls, so that call that ben talked about, that may never have happened. >> that is correct. >> i would expect someone to be i can't find her, i don't know where she is, she's not answering. it was a very mellow, a very feelingless phone call. somebody who didn't seem too concerned. >> ben waited for the living room while police went into angie's bedroom. they came out and told him angie was dead. >> the first responding officer, what he remembered most was even after he had discovered the body and said so, ben didn't even ask what condition, how she was or anything like that. >> and sometimes people who don't ask that question, don't ask it because they already know the answer. >> exactly. >> he didn't ask how she was killed, whether it was gunshot, whether it was stab wounds. >> that's unusual. >> very. >> and there was something else. ben's story may have been suspicious, but ben himself was squeaky clean. >> this was approximately 2:00 in the morning. he had been awakened from sleep and he arrived at the location in a cle
's called a rocky mountain oyster stout, locally sourced with roasted and mixed with grains, and it's locally sourced whole bull testicles. >> that's what's in it. >> it's available at denver's wynkoop brewing company. in honor of bobbie we're going to ask bobbie's biggest fan over here, anthony, to take a sip of it. >> where's anthony, is he here? >> oh, no! i thought that was anthony over here. sara, come over here and have some bull testicles. sara will drink anything. look at this little boy we found outside, he's from calgary, alberta, canada. >> what is in it? >> bull testicles. >> i thought it was beer! >> it is. >> okay. oh, my gosh, i thought it was beer. >> that's how you start a show. >> okay, if you were snuggled up -- >> you don't die from them, it's okay. >> if you're watching "the voice last night" -- >> i was watching the debate. >> "the voice" was on. again, we're going to show you two people and you're going to choose the one. this is team adam's team, brandon and nicole and they were singing "ain't no mountain high enough." mix may be a little funky, but you'll ge
the alomeda. everything is downstairs or a block away for the local residents. this is what local leaders will get a first look at on saturday. the via amounpartments are luxu homes for techies. >> i work at hp and i like that it's close to work. it's modern inside. >> he moved in a month a ago. he and his neighbors enjoy the fact that the coffee shop is downstairs. and so is light rail. >> it's nice it's got the grocery store, specialties. they have a fish tackle place and i like it. >> you can have your food, your cleaners, your bank. >> that's what the silicon valley leadership group will tell city leaders on its saturday bus tour. they'll visit five different projects hoping to entuesday them to build more across the valley. >> so that people can see what's available, not to rent, not to do any of that. the people we're talking about is planning commissioners, people that are involved in decision making when it comes to high density housing. >> smart growth is what employers are asking for. >> they bring people in from out of the state and they can't oo ford to live here. what's the h
carrier before you head to one of our local airports. we're going to take a look at a developing story we're following in new jersey. multiple fires are threatening more homes in the peninsula town of bricktown which was hit hard by sandy. at least 14 homes there already destroyed by flames. fire crews are trying to get to the scene, but they can't because so many roads are still impassable. in new york, so many people are still in the dark. look at this photo. snapped from someone across the hudson river. the usual sparking sight is only half lit, this is because some 200,000 lower manhattan customers are still without electricity. given the magnitude of the outages, it is expected to take crews days to restore. city buses are back running today. the subways are not. as our scott mcgrew is telling you, the stock market will reopen in just a few minutes after being closed for a couple of days. mayor bloomberg is expected to ring that opening bell at 6:30. laura. >> marla, because of sandy, the red cross says 11 states had to capsule more than 100 blood drives. now the red cross in oakland
in the america's cup. also a number of local festivals going on including the italian heritage parade. we have a rundown of all of it for you. thank you so much for joining us this morning. i'm kris sanchez. our live coverage of the bay's big weekend starts right now. first though, "today in the bay's" anthony slaughter is joining us with a pressure filled forecast. i feel for you. the fog could ruin so many different things. >> even at this time we're usually fogged in in san francisco. a beautiful start to the day. once again even yesterday we have an upper level low off the coast. we won't see a lot of fog until monday night when it will go downhill. 52 in santa rosa. you need a jacket this morning. upper level spin off the coast will continue to offer up more cloud cover through the day so as we head through the day, clouds on the increase but the big headline here is that it is jacket weather. 67 in san francisco. only 72 in san jose. 75 in livermore. that will be one of our warmer spots. inland to get the heat. at the coast breezy and chilly. stay tuned for the seven-day forecast. we hav
them. >> yeah, chris. it's quite a buzz out here. one local affiliate had a guy outside on a tigers uniform, but this is the only place where you can get reports on the field. the one thing about the series is the a's at 94 wins than the tigers. many consider the a's the underdogs. jared parker, the starting pitcher that takes the mound today has been able to handle big game pressure. he has a calm demeanor on the mound and 3-0 against the texas rangers and in september, he beat the angels in a sold out stadium and allowed one run in the first ever start in the big apple. jared parker proved he can stay poised in big game situations. he is excited for the opportunity to take on the tigers in game one of the alds. he had a chance to catch up to justin verlander, the reigning mvp and cy young. he said the a's are a scrappy bunch and the a's the last time they faced them was one of the toughest matchups they had. it could be an interesting game in detroit. back to you. >> thank you very much, casey. amy and casey are part of the team at comcast sportsnet, the best spot for pre and post
at a local funeral home. the cause of death, drowning. the medical examiner ruled it an accident. swain was free to leave tortola and return to his small island of jamestown, rhode island. to settle back into his routine he held for years. running his dive shop. but now without his shelley. >> years later he would return to tortola but this time in handcuffs. >>> coming up, called an accident, could that drowning had been deliberate? a dramatic reenactment on tape of that day in the deep. >> we found out what we wanted to find hey guys, can i get next? here you go kid. hey aren't you. yep. vogelsong and posey did you check the rating? the rating? yeah, it's simple. always check the rating symbol on the front and read the content descriptor on the back now that's a good call. thanks guys. ahh son, i don't think this game is for us. maybe you should get this one. this kid can play. [female announcer] for more information, visit esrb dot org. at the phone and saw there were 12 messages, i thought it meaned somebody died. >> colleen remembers the day thayer academy lost its headmaster and b
's actually a local theater being used for preliminary hearings to accommodate the crowds from several nations. survivors, families of the 32 who did not make it off the costa concordia. some said they wanted to look the captain mountain the eyes. also here, lawyers representing hundreds of passengers. >> we felt that he didn't seem very remorseful or very sorry about what has happened on the ship. he seemed very confident. >> reporter: just as we've seen some of the panic on board, thousands of people scrambling for lifeboats, jumping beau the water after the ship struck rock too close to the island. now we hear the ship's black box. that's captain schettino in those moments ordering the ship to be turned abruptly. schettino sat down with us in july. >> after the accident everyone was realizing that maybe there could have been an accident waiting to happen. it was a common practice. >> reporter: he said he owns up to his mistakes but says the company pressure them to do it. the company said he alone made the decision to go off course and he badly mishandled the aftermath. attorneys here for t
that are in many cases for local government are best partners at fighting important poverty, that kind of stuff. >> governor walker, for you as well, the defining issue that determines the outcome in your state? >> well it's certainly about jobs. in our case it's elections are fundamentally about the future and not about the past. so i think people on the few weeks back on that night in denver and john's state outside of his hometown there when voters got to see that mitt romney had a plan and the president didn't. and now in the last few days, he's trying to gloss that over with a 20-page glossy document. he doesn't have a plan, mitt romney does. in fact just yesterday as i was traveling the state, there were literally farmers out in fields that had almost like a burma shave commercial. they had one sign after another after another that listed out the five points of his plan. people want to know how they're going to get working in janesville or green bay or wausau or milwaukee or superior. they want to know how we're going to get working again. i think it was clear after the debate. they saw r
but i've seen governors and local officials have gotten out earlier. they put up the information. >> you mentioned the magnitude of this storm. can you give us a sense of what's mobilized to deal with some of the impact? >> well with we've got teams basically all the way from down in north carolina where it was earlier impacting the outer banks all the way to maine. we have teams in states as far as inland as west virginia. we've been moving generators, moving basic supplies that we would need after the storm. so, it's a large response area but we also have a lot of good teams with the states and their folks working together getting ready. >> power outages are expected to be one of the big impacts of this storm. is there any way to prevent a power outage, to kind of ward it off or do you have to just be prepared to deal with the aftermath? >> you need be prepared. again, we're not expecting the winds themselves inland to be that damaging, the homes and structures but we do think trees will get impacted. limbs coming down the biggest problem. >> you told your staff on sunday to prepare fo
about some local issues you'll see on the ballot that haven't been getting a lot of attention and could raise an eyebrow. larry gerston will fill us in on what we need to know about them. first, mike inouye has a look at your weekend calendar. >> good morning. i'm mike inouye. there's lots to do today in the bay. we start with something for my son. model. the model railroad open house is today. you'll see a scale model of the southern pacific railroad bridge neighbor to the east. a three-level scale train layout and oil refinery and the sugar refinery. did you know we had one of those nearby too? next up, you head almost directly west for something for both of my kids. the bay area discovery museum. both of them love this place. international orange bridge. the color theme for today is black and orange for the goblin jamboree. a fund-raiser today. kids and families are invited to come in costume and explore the museum turned haunted wonderland. games, attractions and live entertainment, a witch's school and pony rides. sounds more cute than scary. and now for some daddy time. i once wan
of a partial building collapse in new york city. stephanie traung is keeping an eye on the local flight cancellations as a result of sandy. >> we start with a look at the aftermath. so far it's killed a total of 16 people and continues to batter that northeast. millions right now without power and the damages are estimated to be in the billions. we will go out there to check things out here. coming up, daniel lee is live in cape may right now in new jersey with a look at all this damage and the devastating destruction that has been left behind with the water slamming in. >> reporter: good morning. we're waking up to another stormy day her in cape may, new jersey. the rain from yesterday now replaced with strong winds. but here at the hotel that we stayed at, things seemed to be much better than in many parts of the northeast along the coast where people are waking up under water. and the bad news, sandy still isn't finished. at the height of the storm sandy turned streets into rivers and ripped roofs. sandy set a record 13-foot storm surge into new jersey flooding subways, tunnels and s
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